-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Henry James Brown

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Date of birth: 25th September 1904
Place of birth: Croydon, Surrey, England
Wife: Hilda Brown
Previous occupation: Training Ship Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/J 97379
Joined Hood: 2nd June 1939 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Able Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

Henry was born 25th September 1904 in Croydon, Surrey. He was the husband of Hilda Brown and father of Brenda and Jean Brown. He was 36 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
26th May 192010th June 1920GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM188/841
11th June 192019th July 1920Invalided Dentally unfitADM188/841
20th July 192026th February 1921GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM188/841
27th February 192126th May 1921GangesBoy 1st ClassADM188/841
27th May 19211st July 1921Victory IBoy 1st ClassADM188/841
2nd July 192124th September 1922BarhamBoy 1st ClassADM188/841
25th September 19221st April 1923BarhamOrdinary SeamanADM188/841
2nd April 19235th September 1924BarhamAble SeamanADM188/841
6th September 192423rd October 1925Victory IAble SeamanADM188/841
24th October 192529th May 1928CardiffAble SeamanADM188/841
30th May 19288th August 1928Victory IAble SeamanADM188/841
9th August 192825th April 1930VernonAble SeamanADM188/841
26th April 19304th January 1931NelsonAble SeamanADM363/329
5th January 19317th April 1931FisgardAble SeamanADM363/329
8th April 193131st August 1932NelsonAble SeamanADM363/329
27th April 193231st March 1935St. Angelo II (Acheron)Able SeamanADM363/329
1st September 193226th April 1932Victory IAble SeamanADM363/329
1st April 193522nd July 1935Victory II (Acheron)Able SeamanADM363/329
23rd July 193526th September 1935Victory IAble SeamanADM363/329
27th September 19354th November 1935ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/329
5th November 193514th November 1935Victory IAble SeamanADM363/329
15th November 19358th January 1936Vernon (Skate)Able SeamanADM363/329
9th January 19362nd January 1939RepulseAble SeamanADM363/329
3rd January 19396th January 1939Victory IAble SeamanADM363/329
7th January 193912th April 1939Excellent (Frobisher)Able SeamanADM363/329
13th April 19391st June 1939Victory IAble SeamanADM363/329
2nd June 193924th May 1941HoodAble SeamanADM363/329

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Henry's name is in Column 2 of Panel 47.

Detail of Henry's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Malcolm Butler (photo, 2001)
His daughter, Brenda Hall (information, February 2004)